Intersect ENT Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

Posted on February 24, 2020 by Medtech[y] Staff

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ:XENT), a company transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat (“ENT”) conditions, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

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2019 was a year of change for Intersect ENT. New company leadership brought a renewed focus to the Company’s commercial activities, with particular attention to market development and clinical selling. In addition, further investment was made in the “go-to-market” infrastructure for SINUVA® aimed at reducing market access barriers that limit physicians’ ability and willingness to procure and initiate SINUVA drug therapy in the ENT office. With these changes, Intersect ENT achieved its revised fourth quarter and full year revenue projections as set out after the second quarter.

“We are encouraged by the progress we made in the back-half of 2019 and by the opportunities for growth we see in 2020 and in our future,” said Thomas A. West, President and CEO. “We still have work to do in order to return the business to sustainable, long term growth while realizing our full potential. However, we believe we have laid a solid commercial foundation through our ongoing efforts and increased alignment. Moreover, we have also begun to set a clear plan to deliver a steady cadence of product innovation to complement our commercial execution efforts and to carry growth into the future. We’ve started 2020 in line with our expectations and we expect to see steady progress throughout the coming quarters.”

Fourth Quarter 2019 Overview

  • Net Sales of $31.8 million – a decrease of 3% from prior year.
  • Gross Profit and Margin of $24.5 million and 77%, respectively.
  • Operating Expenses of $33.1 million.

Full Year 2019 Overview

  • Net Sales of $109.1 million - an increase of 1% from prior year.
  • Gross Profit and Margin of $87.4 and 80%, respectively.
  • Operating expenses of $132.8 million.
  • Loss of $1.37 per share
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $90.6 million as of December 31, 2019.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Total revenue decreased to $31.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $32.8 million for the same period of 2018, a decrease of 3%. This decrease was attributable to lower unit sales of the PROPEL® family of products compared to prior year. The decrease in PROPEL sales was offset partially by increased SINUVA sales which contributed approximately 4% to total revenue, or $1.4 million, in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 17% compared to $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2019 was $24.5 million and gross margin was 77%, compared to gross profit of $26.4 million and gross margin of 81% for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $33.1 million, compared to $32.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 3%. R&D expenses increased to $5.8 million from $5.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. SG&A expenses increased to $27.2 million from $26.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Full Year 2019 Financial Results

Total 2019 revenue grew to $109.1 million compared to $108.5 million in 2018, an increase of 1%. This increase was attributable to growth in the adoption of SINUVA, which contributed 4% of revenue, or $4.5 million in 2019 growing by 61%, an increase of $1.7 million compared to 2018.

Gross profit for 2019 was $87.4 million and gross margin was 80%, compared to gross profit of $85.9 million and gross margin of 79% for 2018. The increase in year-on-year gross margin was primarily attributable to lower per unit manufacturing costs associated with higher volumes and higher average selling price of the PROPEL family of products, partially offset by higher manufacturing related charges. Gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2018 was also impacted by a charge related to our decision not to commercialize the initial SINUVA production output.

2019 operating expenses were $132.8 million compared to $110.9 million in 2018, an increase of 20%. R&D expenses increased to $24.3 million from $19.3 million due to an increase in clinical trial activities and personnel related expenses primarily related to the drug coated balloon trial, ASCEND. SG&A expenses increased to $108.5 million from $91.6 million, due principally to an increase in headcount expense associated with various leadership transitions and expenses associated with the commercial infrastructure improvements supporting improved market access for SINUVA.

For the full year 2019, the Company experienced a loss of $1.37 per share compared to a loss of $0.76 per share in 2018, but in line with prior guidance.

The balance of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments was $90.6 million compared to $100.8 million at the start of the year. The Company’s cash flow used in operating activities was $27.3 million, which was partially offset by proceeds from exercise of stock options and the employee stock purchase plan in 2019.

Outlook

The Company reaffirms its Outlook as publicly stated on January 13th, 2020 as follows:

  • 2020 Revenue in the range of $115 to $119 million with quarterly revenue growth expected to improve throughout the year with first quarter revenues expected to be consistent with the first quarter of 2019.
  • Gross margin in the range of 70-75%, with quarterly margins expected to decline in the first half of the year before improving.
  • 2020 operating expenses will be in the range of $141 to $145 million reflecting continued commercial, R&D and operations investments.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Intersect ENT will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET (5:00 a.m. PT) to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and year end 2019 results and business outlook. To access the conference call via the internet, go to the "Investor Relations" page of the Company's web site at www.intersectENT.com. To access the live conference call via phone, dial (844) 850-0548 and ask to join the Intersect ENT call. International callers may access the live call by dialing (412) 317-5205. Participants may expedite telephone access by pre-registering for the call using the following link: http://dpregister.com/10138960.

A replay of the conference call may be accessed one to two hours after the call at www.intersectENT.com or via phone at (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 for international callers. The reference number to enter the replay of the call is 10138960. The dial-in replay will be available for a week after the call and via the internet for approximately one month.

About Intersect ENT

Intersect ENT is a company transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions. The Company’s steroid releasing implants are designed to provide mechanical spacing and deliver targeted therapy to the site of disease. In addition, Intersect ENT is continuing to expand its portfolio of products based on the Company’s unique localized steroid releasing technology and is committed to broadening patient access to less invasive and more cost-effective care.

For additional information on the Company or the products including risks and benefits please visit www.IntersectENT.com. For more information about SINUVA, please visit www.SINUVA.com.

Intersect ENT®, PROPEL® and SINUVA® are registered trademarks of Intersect ENT, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release regarding Intersect ENT's continued growth and financial outlook are "forward-looking" statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Intersect ENT's current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. These statements and risks include Intersect ENT's ability to provide solutions to improve surgical outcomes, to expand the use and adoption of its current products and advance its pipeline, to grow the business, to obtain and maintain FDA or other regulatory approvals, to procure and maintain adequate coverage and reimbursement for our products and/or the procedures in which they are used, and Intersect ENT’s projections about 2020 full year and first quarter revenue, gross margin and operating expenses. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which are described in the Company's filings on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) available at the SEC's Internet site (www.sec.gov). Intersect ENT does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements and expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein.

Intersect ENT, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Fiscal Years Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenue

$

31,754

$

32,783

$

109,142

$

108,472

Cost of sales

7,206

6,371

21,773

22,613

Gross profit

24,548

26,412

87,369

85,859

Gross margin

77

%

81

%

80

%

79

%

Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative

27,233

26,322

108,480

91,603

Research and development

5,831

5,743

24,283

19,262

Total operating expenses

33,064

32,065

132,763

110,865

Loss from operations

(8,516

)

(5,653

)

(45,394

)

(25,006

)

Interest income and other, net

559

623

2,400

2,084

Net loss

$

(7,957

)

$

(5,030

)

$

(42,994

)

$

(22,922

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.25

)

$

(0.16

)

$

(1.37

)

$

(0.76

)

Weighted average common shares used to
compute net loss per share, basic and diluted

31,778

30,624

31,388

30,313

Intersect ENT, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

December 31,

2019

2018

Assets

Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

$

90,638

$

100,773

Accounts receivable, net

19,113

19,616

Inventories, net

17,000

11,586

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,300

2,695

Total current assets

129,051

134,670

Property and equipment, net

6,312

5,878

Right-of-use asset

11,980

-

Other non-current assets

559

413

Total assets

$

147,902

$

140,961

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:
Accounts payable

$

4,056

$

6,202

Accrued compensation

12,717

12,281

Other current liabilities

2,163

1,250

Total current liabilities

18,936

19,733

Operating lease liabilities

10,886

-

Other non-current liabilities

22

234

Total liabilities

29,844

19,967

Total stockholders' equity

118,058

120,994

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

147,902

$

140,961

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Contacts

Intersect ENT, Inc.
Randy Meier, 650-641-2105
[email protected]